4th Annual Open Studio Tour – 2019
The Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled to announce its fourth Open Studio Tour, June 22 and 23, 2019! This is a self-guided tour of artist studio spaces and free to the public.
Twenty-one visual artists in fifteen studios bring you this amazing experience. They will open the doors to their private art studios from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, and welcome the public to see the process of creating fine art as each artist demonstrates their processes. From sculpted clay to sculpted metal, from paintings to silk, from jewellery to glass, the fascinating techniques and works of some of Red Deer and area’s most recognized artists will be on display for visitors.
This self-guided tour is free of charge. Visitors can download or print the tour brochure and a map to help find all the studios, and artist bios to read before arriving on scene. The artists will not only demonstrate the processes they use, but happily take questions about their media, style, technique or anything related to art. Artists love to answer questions about their art!
Please Note: some artists are open both days, others open either Saturday or Sunday only. The brochure is divided into each day and which artists are participating on that date. Additionally, Vivian, Emily & Naomi Williamson have had to withdraw from participation so their Sunday studio is no longer going to be open.
Each studio is also offering a door prize for visitors. Eligible to win one prize only. Must be 18 years or older. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email.
The downloadable/printable brochure and map are available below!
Participating studios in the 2019 Open Studio Tour
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Marianne Harris PAINTWERX STUDIOS
95 Piper Drive, Red Deer, AB
www.MarianneHarrisArt.com 403-350-8106 (C)
Marianne’s home is a gallery FULL (200+on the walls) of water-based media artworks (watercolours, acrylics, mixed media) of every size, shape, & subject matter! Photo-inspired, to imagination-inspired, and everything in between will delight your eyes, with something for everyone’s taste in art!
Marianne will demonstrate watercolour make-and-take minis.
Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt KALLSTROM STUDIO
5750 41 Street Crescent, Red Deer, AB
For her abstract-realism paintings, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt uses a combination of painting and drawing with watercolour, acrylic and ink. She draws inspiration from the Canadian landscape. She participates in art shows in Red Deer, Lacombe and Calgary.
Marlene will be working on paintings and art cards.
63 Oxley Close, Red Deer, AB
firstname.lastname@example.org www.robertamurray.ca 587-457-1201
Roberta Murray is a poetic impressionist painter. Working mostly in oils, Roberta seeks to create paintings that contain elements of light, atmosphere, and emotion reminiscent of the Soviet, Dutch, and British impressionists.
Roberta will be doing a painting in progress. Visitors can try mixing a colour and adding a few marks to the canvas.
Roberta is sharing her studio with Larry Reese
email@example.com 403-396-0970 (C)
Larry’s oil paintings are based on direct personal plein air experiences within a 150 kilometre radius from his front door in Half Moon Bay, Alberta. Whether outside or in the studio, Larry tries to replicate an emotional experience to the subject rather than a documentation of the scenery.
Larry will be demonstrating small oil painting landscape techniques.
Darcy Gusse Edinga SILK CONCEPTS
152 Allwright Close, Red Deer, AB
Darcy Gusse Edinga creates luxurious, vibrant hand-painted silk artwork, scarves, garments, banners, and prints. Most of her work is Canadian-inspired, with images of wildflowers, mountains, prairies, tundra, northern lights, wildlife, and cultural history.Her work is in galleries and gift shops across Canada.
Darcy will be demonstrating painting on silk.
Darcy is sharing her studio with Margriet Hogue
www.margriethogue.com firstname.lastname@example.org 403-347-3574
Margriet’s work is mixed media paintings in which she uses her own photos and makes her own papers.
Margriet will be demonstrating mono-printing and collage.
Margaret R. Hall HAPPY YAK FELT
48 Good Crescent, Red Deer, AB
Margaret Hall, fibre artist, enjoys creating whimsical andfunctional items to be worn or for the home. Working mostly in wool she enjoys exploring the sculpturalproperties of wool fibre and uses the natural world asher inspiration.
Margaret will demonstrate felting a hat from wool fibre and weaving and spinning.
Jeri Lynn Ing GALLERY IS STUDIO
5123 Alexander Way, Red Deer, AB
www.jerilynning.com 403-341-0340 (C)
Jeri Lynn Ing is a contemporary abstract painter living and working in Red Deer Alberta. Jeri Lynn has converted her former gallery space to become her studio, situated in historic downtown Red Deer. Jeri Lynn continues to develop and explore abstraction and light in her large contemporary paintings.
Jeri Lynn will be demonstrating acrylic painting and collage in different stages of development to better show the viewer her process.
Shirley Rimer WORKS IN CLAY
24 Springfield Ave, Red Deer, AB
email@example.com www.shirleyrimer.com 403-347-2634
Shirley has been working in clay for the past 40 years. Her work is both sculptural and functional and she will have a selection of works to view in both categories during the tour.
Shirley will demonstrate her throwing skills and answer any questions you might have.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ART!
Tour the studios and enter for a chance to win a unique door prize created by one of the participating artists.You can only win once, but may enter at each studio to increase your chances of winning.
Leanne Keyes CHARMED BEADS
4723 56 Street, Red Deer, AB
www.charmedbeads.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 403-343-1841
As a kid, Leanne spent hours sorting through her mom’s button box, fascinated with the colours, shapes and designs. As an older kid, she’s thrilled to create a bowl of glass beads, her own “button box”. She is inspired by bright colours and simple, clean designs.
Leanne will be making Lampwork glass beads using a torch and kiln.
Trenton Thomas Leach & Holly Elliott ROGUE ART AND DESIGN
4026 50 Street (Ross), Red Deer, AB (Beside the Little Ice Cream Store, Back Alley Entrance)
rogueartanddesign.com email@example.com 403-755-1548
Trenton Leach and Holly Elliott design and create primarily one-of-a-kind sculpture, mosaics and interior/exterior design pieces for individuals, commercial and public enjoyment. Their mediums include metal, glass, fabric and photography, and they take inspiration from nature, music and travel.
Trent and Holly will be demonstrating stained glass.
Wendy Meeres. ART & LAMPWORK BEADS STUDIO
600 Lancaster Drive, Red Deer, AB https://www.facebook.com/WendyMeeresArt/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy expresses her creativity through two media: lampworking and painting. Her mixed media paintings use colour and composition to bring places and objects together, often including photographs from her travels. The Lampwork beads are bright and playful. She makes pendants, earrings and necklaces with her beads.
Wendy will be demonstrating glass bead-making.
Out of Town Saturday Only
Bobbie Seright Palanuik BOBBIE SERIGHT ART STUDIO
4837 50 Avenue, Bentley, AB (Directly across from The Kite Guys) info@BobbieSerightPalanuik.com www.BobbieSerightPalanuik.com
Bobbie Seright Palanuik is an Alberta visual artist, landscapephotographer and writer. Her artwork reflects and is inspiredby her passion for nature.
Bobbie will be demonstrating her work with pastels/oil.
Pat Matheson THE FARM STUDIO
Directions: Go 1.5 km west from the Highway 20 and Aspelund Rd intersection (6 km north of the Sylvan Lake Roundabout on Highway 20). At RR 1-4 turn right and go North 1.5 km. Watch for signs “The Farm” and (Site #) 39423.
Pat Matheson creates one-of-a-kind hand-built Raku-fired ceramic forms, bowls,boxes, and more in his studio, that at one time was his grandparent’s homestead.
Pat will be demonstrating the Raku-fire process which involves removing his pieces from a red hot kiln – lots of fire, smoke and fun!
Gordon Hiebert GORDON HIEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY
100 Pamely Ave, Red Deer, AB
gordonhiebert.com 403-877-1556 (C)
Gordon Hiebert is a unique panoramic landscape photographer, specializing in very wide angle views of the prairie sky, landscape, and heritage landmarks. He tends to follow dramatic weather, and photographs older buildings and vehicles in ways that give a sense of history.
Gordon will demonstrate detecting colour accurately in the landscape.
Vivian Williamson CALLIGRAPHIC ART WORKS STUDIO
Naomi Williamson- Artistic Inspirations
Emily Williamson – Emily’sExuberant Photography
34 Rutledge Crescent, Red Deer, AB email@example.com http://facebook.com/pg/ calligraphicartworksbyvivian 403-358-9020
Vivian Williamson creates mixed media artwork with calligraphy including batik, watercolor, chigiri-e (Japanese paper tearing) and alcohol inks and incorporates a variety of lettering styles with her artwork.
Vivian is joined by her two daughters, Naomi and Emily, in their family studio showcasing photography, drawing and Zentangle artwork.
Vivian will demonstrate decorated letters on watercolour paper and calligraphy on a watercolour background.
Suzanne Le Beau SPIRIT OF CLAY CERAMICS STUDIO
30 Manning Street, Red Deer, AB Studio is in the detached garage firstname.lastname@example.org 403-342-6344
Suzanne Le Beau is a local ceramic artist and graduate of RDC’s Visual Arts Program. Her original hand-built and carved ceramic work shows Oriental, modern and primitiveinfluences.
Suzanne will be demonstrating a hand built maple leaf bowl.
Sharing her studio with
Kristina Cryderman KRISTINA’S WHEY ART
Kristina creates detailed wire wrappedfigures and creatures with sea glass,shells and beads with individual whimsical personalities. Her love of the sea gives hercreations a seaside feeling, influenced byliving on both Hornby and Saturna Islands for many years.
Kristina will be demonstrating a wirewrapped dragonfly.
12–4:00pm SATURDAY, JUNE 22and 12–4:00pm SUNDAY, JUNE 23
For studio map and tour details, visit www.reddeerartscouncil.ca/news/events or call 403-348-2787
Free Live Music at the Ross Street Patio Party Friday Evening
The Ross Street Patio is back for another summer of free live music performances, hosted by The City of Red Deer and the Downtown Business Association.
Events continue through Saturday, September 14 on the following schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday Patio Parties, 6 – 9 p.m. June 14, July 12 & August 9
Saturday Socials, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. July 20, August 17 & September 14
Please note: In the event of inclement weather, Friday Patio Parties will relocate to The Hub On Ross.
For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/patioparties.
Time to Meet your Museums!
From Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG)
This summer the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) and friends are excited to get Red Deerians involved with art, history, and culture around the city through a “Meet Your Museum Red Deer” social media campaign. Visit a Red Deer interpretive centre or museum in July and/or August, use hashtag #MeetYourMuseumRD, tag the location you’re visiting and the MAG on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and be entered into a random draw for one of six gift baskets! Each basket is themed around the locations participating, plus there is an additional grand prize gift basket. Visit the following museums or interpretive centres this July and August: Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Fort Normandeau, Sunnybrook Farm Museum, Norwegian Laft Hus, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and theRed Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG). Giveaway runs from July 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019. Don’t forget to tag the place you are visiting and tag the MAG to be entered into the draws.
Receive one entry into the #MeetYourMuseumRD giveaway for each interpretive centre/museum visited in Red Deer, AB, by taking a photo during your visit, and tagging that organization and the MAG on social media. Include your “I Met My Museum” pin in your photo (available at the MAG & participating organizations), and receive a bonus entry! Three winners will be drawn for 3 random gift baskets on July 31stand another 3 on September 3rd. There is a maximum of 2 entries into the monthly draw per visit, per organization. All entrants will also receive 1 entry into the grand prize gift basket. There will be a $50 gift card to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery present in each basket, plus additional items from and/or themed around each participating site. All visitors to participating organizations will have the opportunity to enter into the grand prize giveaway onsite, as well. Full details can be found at https://www.reddeermuseum.com/your-museum/mymsummergiveaway/.
The MAG is hopping on a provincial #meetyourmuseum campaign that is organized by the Alberta Museums Association. This summer, museums across Alberta are inviting their communities to meet their museums, and we want Red Deer to be a part of it! The campaign is designed to increase awareness of Alberta museums, boost attendance, and promote joy and collective celebration of Alberta’s culture and heritage. Red Deer’s museums and interpretive centres are a significant contributor to our community. Museums like ours are leading contributors to the social, cultural, and educational fabric of Alberta, and 93% of Albertans feel that historical resources contribute to a greater quality of life in Alberta.
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